School Governing Body
The governors at OPJS have an important role in setting the strategic direction of the school. They are not involved in the day to day management of the school but agree the objectives and aims of the school. This includes formulating development and financial plans, agreeing the budget, updating policies, setting targets, keeping on top of health and safety and reviewing progress against targets.
Who are the school governors?
The governing body is made up of staff, parents, members of the local community and representatives appointed by the Palladian Academy Trust (PAT).
|Name of Governor||Type and Position||Responsibilities||Appointed||End of Term of Office|
|Katie Payne||Chair and Parent||CoG, Safeguarding, Computing, Pupil Premium and Maths||Sept 2015||Sept 2023|
|Paul Davis||Vice Chair and Parent||PE, PE and Sports Premium and Performing Arts||July 2014||July 2022|
|Mark Gunning||Co-opted||Geography and History||May 2013||May 2022|
|Tom Boden||Co-opted||Finance and Health and Safety||Feb 2019||Feb 2023|
|Clare Hudson||Co-opted||Curriculum, English, RE and Art||Sept 2013||Sept 2022|
|Emily Cooper||Co-opted||TBC||Jan 2020||Jan 2024|
|Darren McKay||Co-opted||TBC||Sept 2018||Sept 2022|
|Rachael Van Roy||Staff||N/A||Jan 2020||Jan 2024|
|Jo Williams||Parent||Science||Jan 2020||Jan 2024|
|Julie Butler||Deputy Headteacher||All||N/A||N/A|
Any governor can be contacted via the School Office.
What do they do?
Becoming a school governor
Vacancies for governors are advertised in newsletters and bulletins in school, and on this site.
As a governor you are expected to attend the six meetings of the full governing body, be a subject link with a member of the teaching staff and attend training and events. Time is also required to read relevant documents prior to meetings and follow up on actions agreed.
Training for governors is provided by the Palladian Academy Trust and the National Governance Association for induction and to help with the development of particular roles.
Although being a governor is a considerable commitment, it is rewarding and supports the school and community. More information is available on the Directgov website: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/parents/schoolslearninganddevelopment/schoollife/dg_1003836
Register of Business Interests
Find below the Register of Business Interests for our School Governing Body for the past two years.
Palladian Academy Trust and Governance
As noted in previous sections, please follow the link http://www.palladianacademytrust.com/ to find out more about the Governance/Trustee structure of the PAT.